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This Week’s Helpful Links

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Elephant staff members exposed to TB at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium –  KOMO News Spokane emergency clinic’s community blood bank saves canines’ lives – The Spokesman-Review New draft guidance to close gap on use of medically important antibiotics in livestock and companion animals – Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy Start charging for your phone time –  Today’s Veterinary Business Veterinarians warn pet owners about deadly vaping dangers –  Channel3000.com   Posted October 4, 2019...

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You Are a Skilled Professional…What’s Next?

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INTRODUCTION I vividly remember the conclusion of my academic career. I was in a room, participating in a rounds discussion with nine classmates when we were dismissed. As my classmates jumped and hooted with glee, fleeing the room to meet other classmates exhibiting the same amount of enthusiasm, I stayed seated. I recall thinking that I was going to miss the academic rigor and structure in which I had been immersed for the past four years. I also recall being scared....

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VBMA’s 6th Annual Partners in Practice takes place November 2

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Washington State University’s Veterinary Business Management Association (VBMA) – ranked #1 globally – is excited to host its 6th Annual Partners in Practice. The event will take place Saturday, November 2, 2019 at WSU in Pullman. This is an important opportunity to meet veterinary students at all points in their schooling to advertise a job or internship position, market your practice/company, learn about the newest generation of vets, and network with students and fellow veterinary professionals. Partners in Practice will be...

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Final Extension for Power of Ten Academy Applications!

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Applications for the 2019-2020 Power of Ten Class will be accepted through Monday, October 7. The deadline has been extended to allow potential applicants to learn more about the program and speak with present and past participants while attending the Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference in Tacoma. Do you know a colleague that graduated between 2012 and 2019? Did you graduate between 2012 and 2019? Yes?! Great! Check out this link to learn more about this incredible opportunity. The WSVMA Power of Ten...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

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Equine Influenza Confirmed in Washington – The Horse Idaho officials say cat has rabies, first case in decades – Seattle Times Why Euthanasia Rates at Animal Shelters Have Plummeted – New York Times Deer Park woman finds her missing dog after 57-day search – Seattle Times New feline pain scale interprets pain from cats’ facial expressions – AAHA NewStat How Long Before These Salmon Are Gone? ‘Maybe 20 Years’ – New York Times   Posted September 20, 2019...

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Washington delegates attend AVMA summer meeting

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The semi-annual meeting of the AVMA House of Delegates occurred in conjunction with the AVMA Convention in Washington DC in August.  During the meeting, the House of Delegates discussed and voted on several resolutions and bylaws amendments to better address the needs of AVMA members.  Topics included updates to the model veterinary practice act, the judicious use of therapeutic antimicrobials, sexual harassment in the veterinary profession, pet health insurance, veterinary dentistry, veterinary research, and elections within the AVMA governance. While in...

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Make your voice heard – take AVMA’s Advocacy Survey

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The AVMA is collaborating with the state veterinary medical associations to conduct a survey to leverage the collective power of the veterinary profession at the state and national level. The survey will enable us to understand veterinarians’ network of relationships with public officials, interest in public policy issues impacting veterinary medicine, and desire to take a more active role in advocating for our profession to advance sound public policy. Take the survey at https://www.avma.org/advocacysurvey   Posted September 13, 2019...

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Last Chance! Sept. 15 deadline to apply for next year’s class of Power of Ten leaders

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Attention 2012-2019 graduates! Join the WSVMA for our exciting leadership program! Power of Ten is a WSVMA initiative designed to help recent graduates develop foundational skills in leadership, communication, and business. Ten participants will be selected from the applicant pool to participate in the Power of Ten leadership academy for the coming year. Participants will join a network of peers in a series of learning experiences that commence in November 2019 and culminate in October 2020. Power of Ten is...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

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Two bats test positive for rabies in Cowlitz County, some pets exposed KOMO News More than 100 horses are being hoarded by a nonprofit in Puget Sound – Issaquah Reporter Outbreak of salmonella infections linked to pig ear dog treats expands to 35 states Q13 FOX On veterinarian suicide support: What can we all do differently? Union-Bulletin Banfield Announces New Training To Combat Veterinary Suicide Crisis - BioSpace Gender discrimination holding women back in veterinary practice OrgIs There Really a Rural Veterinarian Shortage? Bovine Veterinarian   Posted...

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Who can deliver medication to the client?

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Earlier this week, we sent out a newly revised Task Guide, the reference chart for veterinarians who assign tasks to licensed veterinary technicians (LVT), unregistered assistants (UA), and registered veterinary medication clerks (VMC), as well as for LVTs who supervise UAs, and VMCs. Most of the chart remained unchanged, but there were a few important revisions made for accuracy and clarity. Here are the following changes: UAs are prohibited from maintaining anesthesia per WAC 246-935-010. No change was made on the...

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